A NSW man found a winning Keno ticket worth almost $1.5 million while cleaning out his car last weekend.
The ticket, which had won $1,481,985.30 at a 23 June draw, was held in his car with a bunch of his other old Keno slips. He only checked the numbers Tuesday after finding it during a clean-out.
"I’ve had a successful afternoon! I had no idea whatsoever. The ticket was where I always keep them – in my car," the unnamed man told a Keno official.
"I got a bit of a shock when I just checked it now. It’s just lucky that I came in to check it!"
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The regular player wished to remain anonymous, but did reveal the prize is the biggest he has ever won.
The winning ticket was purchased at Dora Creek & District Workers Club in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW, where the identity of the lucky punter is now the talk of the town.
"I just play my same numbers – birthdays and ones that came to me and I’ve just played them for a little while," said the Lake Macquarie man.
"I honestly don’t know just how I’ll use [the prize] just yet, but I’m sure it will come in very handy."
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